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Ceiling Repair

The causes why the ceiling could be damaged are due to a combination of water and gravity. Water that drips onto a ceiling surface could get it way through. And when this happen it will leave stain on the surface. Gravity is the major problem if the one who made your roof used 1/8 inch drywall on ceilings or spaced joists too far apart. In the old days most builders used nails to fasten ceiling panels, which can lead into a problem since the weight of the panels tugs on the nails that will cause them to slip in.

If you would like to repair a damaged seam in a ceiling, cut back any loose joint tape until you reach to where it’s still well adhered. Tug the exposed seam with a 5 or 6 inch drywall knife to make the surface smooth and guide it closely to bare the drywall. Then scrape off any texture for 6 inches on both sides of the seam. You need to make sure that the panel edges are tightly fastened to the above framing to avoid any accident.

Fill the seam with the drywall compound using your 6 inches drywall knife, adding a 3 inch wide 1/8 inch thick layer of compound centered over the seam will complete the process. Ram a strip of paper joint tape into the compound, use a knife to make it smooth, flatten the tape by pressing it hard. Leave the joint to dry. Add two finish coats, then texture the surface so the part that was damaged and repair could not be too obvious.

 

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Tips to Get Your Home Ready for the Fall

As the summer starts to wind down and the nights begin to get a little longer, you may be thinking about the fall season that is on the horizon. With fall, you’ll have kids going back to school, cool days, and lots and lots of falling leaves. Make sure your home is ready to face the coming season and prepared for the winter that will follow it. Here are a few tips to help you get your home totally ready for autumn.

First of all, make sure you’ve finished cleaning up your yard from the summer. Close down your pool as soon as it’s too cold to regularly swim. You don’t need to drain the pool, but you do need to treat it and cover it so that it safely gets through the winter. Put away any summer equipment like a badminton net, sprinklers, or pool toys. Clean your outdoor furniture and, if necessary, cover it and store it for the winter. Taking care of these things early will help them to last longer.

Next, make sure that any major repairs that need to be done to your home are scheduled quickly. You don’t want to wait until the severe weather starts to take care of all the things that need to be done. Hire a local contractor with a good reputation to get the best deal. For example, if you need Queens roof repair, choose a well-established company like NYC Roofing Install to get the job done right. Don’t try to do major repairs by yourself, which will end up costing you money in the long run.

Before the leaves start to fall, make sure your gutters are cleaned thoroughly. Also, you can save time in the future by installing a gutter guard. This will prevent leaves from clogging the gutters and causing water damage. This is also a good time to install a rain barrel, which will collect rain water for you to use during the dry season. This can cut down on your water bill and make gardening more enjoyable. Check your local regulations about water barrels before you install anything. Once it’s in, you’ll be shocked at how quickly it will fill up with clean rain water.

Get your home ready for the fall right now. Some planning and preparation will eventually save you time and money.

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Flat Roof

Whenever I am planning of something the one that I always talked about regarding the design is my eldest daughter who is now in Grade 11 with Stem strands. While we were talking, I told her that I will be extending the living room, I will be putting an additional bedroom and will extend also the kitchen. I know she is very excited so she was checking what is the design for the extension and she inserted that the roof should be flat so it will be unique. And it will be the preparation for a 2nd floor since she really likes to have a storey house.

While Mj was suggesting, I am now imagining what she’d really like, I even walked to the neighborhood to find what is Mj really trying to say. I figured out something though, it will be a flat roof from the kitchen to the living room. I hope my money will be ready because I can’t wait.

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Time for a New Roof

Once the shingles are curling or there are substantial leaks in the roof, it is time to consider a new one. There are many options available when it comes to today’s roofing materials and installation. This can make the process of re-roofing your home a difficult task. The following information can help you figure out where to begin.

Finding a Roofer

There are many businesses that install roofs, but they are not all the same. One needs to interview each business carefully before hiring anyone. It is important to feel comfortable with them and not pressured into purchasing additional items you had not counted on. If you are searching for a reliable roofing company Massachusetts is home to several such as South Shore Roofing. The roofer you choose should be able to give you sensible advice, an estimate of the cost, and complete the job in a reasonable amount of time.

Roofing Materials

The amount of materials available for roofing can be mind boggling. Asphalt shingles are the most common material used. They come in a variety of colors, shapes, and styles so that homeowners can match them easily to the rest of the home’s décor. Some even meet Energy Star Standards. Fiberglass shingles have an additional waterproof coating, and organic shingles are created from recycled cardboard, paper, and wood chips. Metal roofs are becoming quite popular as well, but they do require some maintenance.

Three-Tab Shingles Verses Architectural Shingles

If it has been many years since you had your roof replaced, you will find the biggest change is in the style of shingles. Three-Tab shingles used to be the standard. Today’s homeowners are opting for architectural shingles that may cost a little bit more but provide extra thickness without the cut-outs used in Three-tab. Both are excellent choices, but architectural shingles may be the better investment as they are the new trend. Visually they have more of a 3-D look that may take some getting used to.

Once the major decisions are made, having a new roof installed is an easy process. The team the homeowner has chosen for the job will bring the requested materials and get straight to work. Before long there is a beautiful new roof where the old, curling shingles had once been.

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